Arik Shivek

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Arik Shivek
Arik Shivek (2).JPG
Shivek with Hapoel Eilat (2015)
Bnei Herzliya
Position Head coach
League Israeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1956-09-10) September 10, 1956 (age 61)
Netanya, Israel
Nationality Israeli
Career history
As coach:
1983–1985 Maccabi Netanya
1985–1986 Maccabi Hadera
1986–1988 Hapoel Gan Shmuel
1989–1990 Elitzur Ramla
1990–1993 Hapoel Eilat
1993–1996 Hapoel Galil Elyon
1996–1999 Maccabi Ra’anana
1999–2001 Ironi Ramat Gan
2001–2002 Hapoel Tel Aviv
2003–2004 Israel
2003–2005 Amsterdam
2005–2007 Antwerp Giants
2007–2009 Amsterdam
2009–2012 Dexia Mons-Hainaut
2009–2014 Israel
2015–2016 Hapoel Eilat
2016–2017 Maccabi Rishon LeZion
2017 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2017–present Bnei Herzliya
Career highlights and awards

As head coach:

Arik Shivek (Hebrew: אריק שיבק‎) is an Israeli professional basketball head coach for Bnei Herzliya of the Israeli Premier League. Shivek is the former head coach of the senior Israeli national basketball team, serving from 2009 to 2014, succeeding Zvi Sherf.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

Shivek started coaching in 1983, with Maccabi Netanya, and later moved to clubs such as Maccabi Ra’anana, Maccabi Ramat Gan, and Hapoel Tel Aviv.[2] Beginning in 2003, he coached the Amsterdam Ricoh Astronauts in the Netherlands, leading it to championships in 2008 and 2009,[3] and the Antwerp Giants in Belgium.[4]

He was the Coach of the Year in the Dutch Premier League in 2005 and 2009, and was named the league's Coach of the Year in 2008, by the website[2]

In December 2009, he was appointed the head basketball coach of the senior Israeli national basketball team.[1] The Israel Basketball Association permitted him to take the job on a part-time basis.[1] In June 2011, he re-signed as coach of Dexia Mons-Hainaut for a third straight year, subsequent to declining job offers from teams in France and Germany.[5][6]

In the 2015–16 season, Shivek coached Israeli club Maccabi Rishon LeZion. He coached the team to its first Israeli championship, after beating powerhouses Maccabi Tel Aviv and Hapoel Jerusalem, on the way to the league title. On February 27, 2017, Shivek was fired.[7]

On May 16, 2017, Shivek became the head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv, for the Playoffs of the 2016–17 BSL season.[8]

On December 20, 2017, Bnei Herzliya officially announced Shivek as their new head coach. [9]



  1. ^ a b c James Martin (December 30, 2009). "Arik Shivek to share Israel role". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Cohen, Vered. "Shivek to replace Sherf as national team coach". Haaretz. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Basketbalcoach Arik Shivek per onmiddellijk weg" [Basketbal coach Arik Shivek to leave immediately]. AT5 Nieuws (in Dutch). Amsterdam. October 9, 2009. Retrieved May 10, 2012. Onder leiding van Arik behaalde de Amsterdamse basketballers afgelopen twee seizoenen de landstitel (Led by Arik, the Amsterdam basketballers won national titles for the past two seasons) 
  4. ^ Peter Buyse (June 1, 2011). "Arik Shivek". Eurobasket. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Head Coach Arik Shivek Resigns With Dexia Mons". Dallas Morning News. June 10, 2011. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  6. ^ David Pick (June 10, 2011). "Head Coach Arik Shivek Resigns With Dexia Mons". Eurobasket. Retrieved July 2, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Maccabi Rishon LeZion fire Arik Shivek". 27 February 2017. 
  8. ^ Shivek named as the new head coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv
  9. ^ "שיבק חוזר להרצליה: "מועדון יקר לליבי"" (in Hebrew). December 20, 2017. 

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